Table 3

Clinical information of patients with MPP or FB
Characteristics FB (n = 15) MPP (n = 30) pvalue
Age (years) 4.88 ± 3.58 5.78 ± 2.46 0.326
Gender (male/female) 9/6 16/14 0.671
Peripheral leukocyte (×109 cells/L) 7.00 ± 1.64 9.06 ± 4.10 0.102
Peripheral neutrophil (%) 46.95 ± 20.89 63.90 ± 16.20 0.004
BAL macrophage (%) 84.73 ± 6.45 66.53 ± 13.71 < 0.001
BAL lymphocyte (%) 9.73 ± 3.88 11.93 ± 6.39 0.229
BAL neutrophil (%) 5.53 ± 3.68 20.73 ± 13.47 < 0.001
BAL eosinophil (%) 0.20 ± 0.41 0.83 ± 2.35 0.309

Data were expressed as mean ± SD. These variables were compared using Student’s t-test or Mann–Whitney U test.

Li et al.

Li et al. BMC Microbiology 2014 14:27   doi:10.1186/1471-2180-14-27

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